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Oscars 2019: Rami Malek, Olivia Colman Win Top Acting Honours, 'Green Book' is Best Picture | February 25, 2019, 12:09 PM IST
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Rami Malek continued his awards show reign as he picked up the Best Actor Oscar for Bohemian Rhapsody at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday, while Peter Farrelly's Green Book, a biographical drama about Don Shirley's musical tour through the American South with his driver-bodyguard Tony Vallelonga, was declared Best Picture. One of the night’s biggest surprises came in the Best Actress category when Olivia Colman was awarded for her performance in The Favourite amid tough competition from Glenn Close (The Wife) and Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born).

Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron claimed the Best Director Oscar for his visual masterpiece Roma, which also bagged the golden statutes in Best Cinematography and Best Foreign Language Film categories. On the other hand, after more than 30 years, Spike Lee finally witnessed his Oscar moment as he received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his film BlacKkKlansman. “The 2020 presidential election is around the corner. Let’s all mobilise, let’s all be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love versus hate. Let’s do the right the thing! You Know I had to get that in there," said Lee as he got political in his acceptance speech.
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Feb 25, 2019 9:50 am (IST)

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Feb 25, 2019 9:46 am (IST)

Best Picture Oscar goes to director Peter Farrelly's 'Green Book'.

Feb 25, 2019 9:40 am (IST)

Alfonso Cuaron wins Best Director Oscar for his Mexican visual masterpiece 'Roma'. It's his third win at the 91st Academy Awards after claiming Best Cinematography and Best Foreign Language Film Oscars.

Feb 25, 2019 9:31 am (IST)

Olivia Colman wins the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in 'The Favourite'. The actress beat out fellow nominees Glenn Close (The Wife), Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born), Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) and Yalitza Aparicio (Roma).

Feb 25, 2019 9:25 am (IST)

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"Roma" won the best foreign language Oscar - a first for Mexico - and director Cuaron was named best cinematographer.

Feb 25, 2019 9:18 am (IST)

You're the Champion, Rami Malek!!!!! Malek wins the Best Actor Oscar for portraying Freddie Mercury in Queen's biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. "I may not have been the obvious choice, but I guess it worked out," says Malek as he thanks Queen, telling the band, "I am forever in your debt."

Feb 25, 2019 9:13 am (IST)

For the first time in history, more than half of the Best Picture lineup includes openly LGBTQ+ characters-- 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'A Star Is Born', 'The Favourite', 'Green Book' and 'Vice'.

Feb 25, 2019 9:10 am (IST)

Meanwhile, Guneet Monga, who was an executive producer on 'Period. End Of Sentence' which just won the Best Documentary Short Oscar at the 91st Academy Awards, expresses her excitement over the huge victory on Twitter. She tweeted: "WE WON!!! To every girl on this earth... know that you are a goddess... if heavens are listening... look MA we put @sikhya on the map." (sic)

Feb 25, 2019 9:01 am (IST)

Lady Gaga wins her first Oscar for 'Shallow' along with Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt. "I've worked hard for a long time," she says, before highlighting the importance of discipline and resilience. "It's not about winning," Gaga says in tearful acceptance speech. "What it's about is not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it."

Feb 25, 2019 8:56 am (IST)

And the Oscar for Best Original Score goes to... Ludwig Goransson for 'Black Panther'. This is Black Panther's third win after claiming Costume Design and Production Design Oscars.

Feb 25, 2019 8:49 am (IST)

Spike Lee and the rest of the BlacKKKlansman team get a standing ovation as he picks up Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for 'BlacKKKlansman'.

Feb 25, 2019 8:47 am (IST)

'Green Book' wins Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Nick Vallelonga. 

Feb 25, 2019 8:43 am (IST)

And the Oscar for Live-Action Short goes to... 'Skin'.

Feb 25, 2019 8:41 am (IST)

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Alfonso Cuaron's Roma is also going strong at the 91st Acadeny Awards. Roma has won two awards yet for Best Cinematography and Best Foreign Language Film, both for Alfonso Cuaron.

Feb 25, 2019 8:38 am (IST)

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper earn the biggest standing ovation at the 91st Acadmey Awards for their performance of 'Shallow', Their song is also up for the Best Original Song Oscar at the ceremony.

Feb 25, 2019 8:29 am (IST)

Paul Rudd and Sarah Paulson present the Best Visual Effects Oscar to 'First Man' team, with Rudd joking that visual effects are the reason why the public can be made to believe that "I am an actor".

Feb 25, 2019 8:24 am (IST)

'Period. End of Sentence', an India set film on the taboos around menstruation and featuring the real 'Pad Man' Arunachalam Muruganantham, wins the Best Documentary Short.Oscar at the 91st Academy Awards. 'Period. End of Sentence' was shot in 2016 with Iranian-American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi in the director's chair and Mandakini Kakar, a junior producer with Indian producer Guneet Monga's Sikhya Entertainment.

Feb 25, 2019 8:19 am (IST)

'Bao' wins Best Animated Short. Awkwafina and John Mulaney presented the award to Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb.

Feb 25, 2019 8:12 am (IST)

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Regina King won her first Oscar trophy in the Best Supporting Actress category at the 91st Academy Awards for her performance in Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk.

Feb 25, 2019 8:09 am (IST)

Ruth E. Carter makes Oscar history as first African American woman to win Best Costume Design (Black Panther). “Wow, wow.. I got it. Wow, this has been a long time coming. Spike Lee, thank you for my start. I hope this makes you proud," said Carter as she accepted the honour.

Feb 25, 2019 8:03 am (IST)

Michelle Yeoh and Pharell Williams present the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film to 'Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse'. 

Feb 25, 2019 7:57 am (IST)

Mahershala Ali wins the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for 'Green Book'. Daniel Craig and Charlize Theron presented the golden statue to Ali, who won his first Oscar in the same category for 'Moonlight' in 2017.

Feb 25, 2019 7:52 am (IST)

'Bohemian Rhapsody' picks up third Oscar for Best Editing. The Queen biopic has already bagged two Academy Awards for Sound Mixing and Sound Editing.

Feb 25, 2019 7:46 am (IST)

Bette Midler is now performing 'The Place Where Lost Things Go' from Mary Poppins Returns. Her song is also up for the Best Original Song Oscar at the 91st Academy Awards.

Feb 25, 2019 7:42 am (IST)

'Roma' is the ninth movie from Mexico to be nominated and the first to win the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film.

Feb 25, 2019 7:38 am (IST)

Javier Bardem and Angela Bassett presented Best Foreign Language Film Oscar to Alfonso Cuarón for his Mexican visual masterpiece 'Roma'.

Feb 25, 2019 7:31 am (IST)

James McAvoy and Danai Gurira are now presenting the Oscar for Sound Mixing. The nominees are 'Black Panther', 'Roma', 'First Man', 'A Star is Born', and 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. And the Oscar goes to.... 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.  The Queen biopic has now picked up two of the five Oscars it's up at the 91st Academy Awards.

Feb 25, 2019 7:29 am (IST)

Best Sound Editing Oscar goes to John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone for 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

Feb 25, 2019 7:27 am (IST)

Meanwhile, music maestro A R Rahman wows on the Oscars red carpet. He is the only Indian who has won more than one Academy Award in 2009.

Feb 25, 2019 7:24 am (IST)

Jennifer Hudson is now singing her popular track 'I'll Fight', which is also up for the Best Original Song Oscar at the 91st Academy Awards.

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Oscars 2019: Rami Malek, Olivia Colman Win Top Acting Honours, 'Green Book' is Best Picture
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Mahershala Ali won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in Green Book, while Best Supporting Actress Oscar went to Regina King for Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk, in which she plays Sharon Rivers, a matriarch whose spirit is as strong as her love for her family. Pop star Lady Gaga won her first-ever Oscar in Best Original Song for Shallow along with Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt.

In addition, Black Panther picked up Marvel's first Oscar for Costume Design. Announced by Melissa McCarthy and Brian Tyree Henry, the award went to Ruth Carter, making her the first black woman to ever win in the Costume Design category. Black Panther also picked up Oscars for Best Production Design and Best Original Music Score.

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